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“Lunch”
Review of Village Inn

Village Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: British, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters. The Village Inn Bar and Grill is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, its busy restaurant and bar make it a great place for locals and tourists a like. Come and see for yourself!
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped of here for a spot of lunch whilst on holiday.
It's a lovely setting and decorated in a modern style.
You have to go to the bar to order your food which may put some people off.
However the service was good and the food was lovely.
I had the burger and it was delicious
I would definitely visit again

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Thank Peter R
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you Peter R. Depending on individual preference, we offer table service for all guests dining in the restaurant. For those who choose to eat in the bar or outside area, orders are taken from the bar. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed your burger and the service.

We look forward to seeing you again.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Epic”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Just amazing! A little confusing re seating arrangements but well worth working it out! You will spend your time staring at the other dishes coming out of the kitchen!

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Thank Laura R
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thanks Laura R! We apologise if you found the seating arrangements confusing. All tables in the bar and outside terrace are self-service, whilst we offer table service in the restaurant. So glad you enjoyed all the food, and hope to welcome you back to sample some of those other dishes you liked the look of!
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the 4th time I've eaten here and every time superb. I fact I'm writing this review sat in the place, the staff are friendly and welcoming and service is exceptional. Great choice of food and drink and extremely reasonably priced for Windermere. Great seating area outside. We will return and bring friends.

Visited August 2014
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Thank slater1984
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you, slater1984. The loyalty of our repeat customers is very important to us and I am delighted to hear how much you enjoy the food and service on each of your visits.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not bad, not great”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

It's seems quite a lively bar, with a large outdoor area. We sat inside to eat, ordered then waited around 30 minutes for half the main courses, and another 15 for the half of the main courses, so people had finished before others started. The meals where actually very nice, good burgers, decent portions. Was OK, but could do better.

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Thank Ratethings
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review, August 31, 2014
Dear Ratethings,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review following your visit to the Village Inn. Your comments have been noted and added to the agenda for this week's management meeting.

I would be very grateful if you could please contact us directly as we would like to get some more information about your visit so we can investigate this fully. As all of our food is cooked to order, 30 minutes is an average waiting time for main courses. However, the only reason there should be a delay on particular meals within an order is if there was a mistake with the order or if you placed your order separately for different members of your party. With some extra information from yourself we can check the CCTV and kitchen records to better understand what happened in order to improve.

Our aim is to always exceed customer expectations and the only way we can do so is to fully investigate any instances where we may have failed in this and to implement procedures to stop this from happening again.

Kind regards,
Management
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Blackpool
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“good ambience”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

the food here is very good and the staff are friendly. We were looked after at the bar by Chris. The only problem in the restaurant area is there are no fans so it was very hot and so you really wanted to rush your food just to get out in the fresh air. Their desserts are massive so be ware.

Visited August 2014
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Thank kaz1061
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you, kaz1061. I will pass your comments on to Chris as it is always rewarding for all of our staff to learn how much their hard work is appreciated.

Whilst there are no fans in the restaurant, there are a number of windows which we are always more than happy to open, if they are not already, on request. Please don't hesitate to let us know on your next visit.
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